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The "Winning Caro.
* 4What are trumps in the game of life ? "
I asked of all Jn the busy strife.
"Ilenrts , " said the maiden , shy and sweet ,
With happy eyes and blushes fleet.
The society belle smiled scornfully :
"Hearts for you , but diamonds for me. "
"Clubs , " drawled the blase man of th
'Drifting down stream with his sails al !
! The gravedigger laughed as he plied his
"Spades are the final trumps , " he said.
D N Y
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heals and protects
the diseased mem
brane. It cures Ca
tarrh and drives
away a Cold in the
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gists or by mail ; Trial Size 10 cts. by mail ,
v ElyBrothers,56WarrenStreet.NewYork ,
Financially Speaking : .
Miss Wise The word "sterling" aa
applied to English money seems to be
lost in obscurity.
Mr. Short Yes , and so is the word
"money" as far as I am concerned.
NO RELIEF FROM ECZEMA
for Over Two Year * Patent Medi
cine * , Q , aclc Cures , and Even Doctors -
; tors Fail Catlcnra Succeed * .
< 4I was very badly afflicted with ec-
sema for more than two years. The
parts affected were my limbs below
the knees. I tried all tbe physicians in
the town and some In the surround
ing towns , and I also tried all the
patent remedies that I heard of , be
sides all the cures advised by old
women and quacks , and found no relief ;
whatever until I commenced using the
Cuticura Soap , Cuticura Ointment , and
Cuticura Resolvent In tbe Cuticura
Remedies I found immediate relrof ,
and was soon sound and well. C. V.
Beltz , Tippecanoe , Ind. , Nov. 15 , 1905. "
t The "Xaomi'a" Bible.
It is well known that western rivers ,
especially the Missouri and Mississippi ,
often make great and sudden changes
Jn their channels , filling in their old
beds and digging out new. In 1896 ,
> eays the author of "Early Steamboat
Navigation on tbe Missouri River , " a I
. .farmer was digging a well near the d :
anouth of Grand river , Missouri , sev
eral miles from tbe channel of the ichi :
"Big Muddy. " hihi
Deep down in tbe excavation he found hibi
: n Bible , and on its cover the name
' "Naomi. " The book was sent to Capt
Joseph IJa Barge , then one of the oldest UJhi
steamboat men on the river , to learn if
3ie could suggest any explanation of its
Captain Da Barge recalled that fifty-
six years before , the steamer Naomi wgr
, had been wrecked at the very place gr
"where the Bible was found , which was
4hen the channel of the river. In those
< days missionaries left Bibles in the
cabins of steamers , fastened by chains ti ;
to the tables , each marked with the tim
'name ' of the vessel. This volume re m
mained as a monument both to the ear CO
lier tragedy and to the old course of
the Missouri. ic
"When the Eyes Grorr Dim. etS
When a man begins to hold off his
newspaper at arm's length like he was be >
afraid it would bite h'im it is a sign
that he has started down the western
slope and that the afternoon sun is
shining In his eyes. Jewell ( Kan. ) Re
GUIDES CHILDREN. ni
Experience and a Mother's Lova
Make Advice Valuable.
An 111. mother writes about feeding
Children : uiWt
"If mothers would use Grape-Nuts
more for their little ones , there would
= be less need for medicines and fewer ka
doctor bills. a
"If those suffering from Indigestion la :
and stomach troubles would live on e
Grape-Nuts , toast and gbod milk for a do e
short period they would experience In
more than they otherwise would be Inpa
"Our children have all learned to
know the benefit of Grape-Nuts as an 80
appetizing , strengthening food. It Is
every evening , with few variations , like
this : 'Mamma , let's have toast and la :
Grape-Nuts for breakfast ; or , let's have
eggs and Grape-Nuts' never forgetting
"One of our boys In school and 15 tt
years of age repeatedly tells me his tb
snlnd Is so much brighter and In every I
< way he feels so much better after hav t <
ing Grape-Nuts as a part if not all his pe
breakfast" Name given by Postum' ha
Co. , Battle Creek , Mich. Read the lit en
tle book , "The Road to Wellville , " In eeJ
pkgs. "There'e a Reason. "
By ANTHONY H@PE
"A wise man will make more opportunities
than he finds. " Francis Bacon.
CHAPTER XXIII. ( Continued. )
I conld not pretend to regret the dead
aa. Indeed , I had been near doing the
same deed myself. Bat I shrank before
this calm ruthlessness. Another long
pause followed. Then the President said :
"I'm sorry for all this , Martin sorry
you and I came to blows. "
"You played me false about the money , "
I said bitterly.
"Yes , yes , " he answered gently ; "I
don't blame you. You were bound to rae
bj no ties. Of course you saw my planV
"I supposed your excellency meant to
keep the money and throw me over. "
"Not altogether , " he said. "Of coursi
I was bound to have the money. But i
was the other thing , you know. As fai-
u the money went , I would have takers
care you came to no harm. "
"What was it , then ? "
"I thought you understood all along , "
fce said with some surprise. "I saw you
were my rival with Christina , and my
game was to drive you out of tke country
by making the place too hot for you. "
"She told me you didn't suspect about
me and her till quite the end. "
"Did she ? " he answered with a mile ;
"I must be getting clever to deceive two
such wide-awake young people. Of course
I saw it all along. But you had more
frit than I thought. I've never been so
nearly done by J.ny man as by you. I'm
sorry , Martm ; I liked you , you know. But
likings mustn't interfere with duty , " he
went on , smiling. "What claim have you
t my hands ? "
"Decent burial , I suppose , " I answered.
He got up and paced the room for a
aoment or two. I waited with some anx
iety , for life is worth something to a
peung man , even
at , and I never was a hero.
"I make you this offer , * ' he said at last.
'Your boat lies there ready. Get into hei
tad go ; otherwise "
"I see , " said I. "And you will marry
ler ? "
"Yes , " he said.
"Against her will ? "
He looked at me with something hk
ity."Who can tell what a woman's will wil
> e in a week ? In less than that she wil
aarry me cheerfully. I hope you may
; rieve as short a time as she will. "
In my inmost heart I knew it was true
had staked everything , not for a worn
; n's love , but for the whim of a girl ! For
t moment it was too hard for me , and ]
lowed my head on the table by me and
lid my face. Then he came and put hii
and on mine , and said :
"Yes , Martin ; young and old , we are al
.like. They're not worth quarreling for
Jut nature's too strong. "
"May I sec her before I go ? " I asked.
"lea , " he said.
"Alone ? "
"Yes , " he said once more. "Go now
! she can see you. "
I went up and cautiously opened , the
oor. The Siguorina was lying on the
sd , with a shawl over her. She seemed
> be asleep. I bent over her and kissed
er. She opened her eyes , and said in a
eary voice :
"Is it you , Jack ? "
"Yes , my darling , " said I. "I am going
U8t go or die ; : iml whether I go erie
ie , I must be alone. "
She was strangely quiet , even apathet-
. As 1 knelt down by her she raised
jrsclf , and took my face between her
inds and kissed me , not passionately ,
"My poor Jack i" she said ; "it was no
se , dear. It is no use to fight against
"You love me ? " I cried in my pain.
"Yes , " she said , "but I am very tired ;
id he will be good to me. "
Without another word I went from her ,
ith the bitter knowledge that my great
ief found but a pale reflection in her
"I am ready to go , " I said to the Presi-
"Come then , " he repli1. "Here , take
ese , you may want them. " > md he thrust
bundle of notes into my hand ( some of
y own from the bank I afterward dis-
ivercd ) .
Arrived at the boat , I got in mechan-
ally , and made all preparations for the
art. Then the President took my hand.
"Good-by , Jack Martin , and good luck ,
jure day we may meet again. Just noiv
ere's no room for us both here. You
ar HO maJice ? "
"No , sir , " said I. "A fair fight , and
u've won. "
A I was pushing off he added :
"When you arrive , send me word. "
I turned the boat's head out to sea ,
id went forth on my lonely way into the
Aa far as I am concerned , this story
is now reached an end. With my depart-
e from Aureataland I re-entered the
arid of humdrum life , and since that
emorable night nothing has befallen me
wthy of a polite reader's attention. I
ire endured the drudgery incident to
rning a living ; I have enjoyed the re-
rations every wise man makes for him-
If. But I should be guilty of unpar-
mable egotism if I supposed that I , my-
If , was the only , or the most , iaterest-
g subject presented in the foregoing
.ges , and I feel I shall merely be doing
7 daty in briefly recording the facts in
7 possession concerning the other por-
ns who have figured in this record and
e country where its scene was laid.
I did not , of course , return to Eng-
od , on leaving Auroataland. I had no
sire to explain in person to the direc-
rs all the facts witii which they will
iw be in u position to acquaint them-
IVBS. I was conscious that , at the last
all events , I had rather subordinated
eir interests to my own necessities , and
knew-well that my conduct would not
> et wftjh the indnlgent judgment that it
rhaps requires. After all , men who
ve lost three hundred thousand dollars
n hardly be expected to be impartial ,
rtl I saw no reason for submitting my-
If to a biased tribunal. I preferred
seek my fortune in a fresh country , and
am banpy to say that my prosperity i :
in the land of my adoption has gen * far
to justify t-he President's favorable esti
mate of my financial abilities.
My sn Hen disappaarance ercited some
remark , and people were even found to
insinuate that the dollars went the sanw
way as I did. I have never troubled my
self to contradict these scandalous ru
mors , being content to rely on the hand
some vindication from this charge -which
the President published. In addressing
the House of Assembly shortly after his
resumption of power he referred at length
to the circumstances attendant on the
late revolution , and remarked that al
though he was unable to acquit Mr. Mar
tin of most unjustifiable intrigues with
the rebels , yet he was in a position to as
sure them , as he had already assured those
to whom Mr. Martin was primarily re
sponsible , that that gentleman's hasty
flight was dictated solely by a conscious
ness of political guilt , and that , in money
matters , Mr. Martin's hand were as clean
as his own. The reproach that had fallen
on the fair fame of Aureataland in this
aiatter was due not to that able but mis
guided young man , but to those unprinci
pled persons who , in the pursuit of their
designs , had not hesitated to plunder and
despoil friendly traders , established in the
country under the sanction of public
The reproach to which his excellency
eloquently referred consisted in the fact
that not a cent of those three hundred
thousand dollars which lay in thexbank
that night was ever seen again ! The
theory was that the Colonel had made
away with them , and the President took
grsat pains to prove that under the law
of nations t5ie restored government could
not be held responsible for this occur
rence. I know as little about the law of
nations as the President himself , but I
felt quite sure that whatever that'ez -
alted code might say , none of that money
would ever find its way back to the di
rectors' pockets. In this matter I must
say his excellency behaved to me with
scrupulous consideration ; not a. word
passed his lips about the second loan ,
about that unlucky cable , or any other
dealings with the money. For all he
said , my account of tbf. matter , posted
So the directors immediately after my de-
i Nurture , stood unimpeachcd.
The directors , however , tool ? a view
opposed to his excellency's , and relations
btcame so strained that they were con
templating the withdrawal of their busi-
ntss from Whittingham altogether , when
events occurred which modified their ac-
ticn. Before I lay down my pen I must
gh e some account of. these matters , and
I ( annot do so better than by inserting a
letler which I had the honor to receive
fro.n his excellency , some two years after
I li.st saw him. I had obeyed his wish
in cammunicating my address to him , but
up lo this time had received only a short
but : 'riendly note , acquainting me with the
fact of his marriage to the Siguoriua , and
expressing good wishes for my welfare in
my rew sphere of action. The matters
to wlich the President refers became to
some extent public property soon after
ward , but certain other terms of the nr-
rangoctent are now given to the world for ]
the fin-t time.
The letter ran as follows :
"My Dear Martin As an old inhabit
ant of Aureataland , you will be inter
ested hi the news I have to teli you.
I also cake pleasure in hoping ihuf , in
spite of bygone differences , your friendly
feelings toward myself wiJl make you
; lad to hear news of my fortunes.
"You are no doubt acquainted generally
cvith the course of events here since you
left us. As regards private friends , I
liave not indeed much to tell you. You
ivill not be surpr feed to learn that Johnny
Jarr has done the most sensible thing he
jver did in his life in making Donna
Intonia his wife. She is a thoroughly
jood girl , although she seems to have a
rery foolish prejudice against Christina.
[ was able to assist the young people's
olans by the gift of the late Colonel Mc
Gregor's estates ivhich under our law
passed to the Head of the State on that
jentleman's execution for high treason.
Cou will be amused to hear of another
narnage in our circle. The doctor and
\Iadame \ Devarges have made a match of
t , and society rejoices to think it has
low heard tl t last of the late monsieur
ind his patriotic sufferings. Jones , I
suppose you kno \ left us about a year
igo. The poor old Fellow never recovered
: rom his fright on that night , to say
lothing of the coM he caught in your
iraughty coal-cellar , where he took ref-
ige. The bank rel/eved / him in response
: o his urgent petitions , and they've sent
is a young Puritan.- . whom it would be
luite in vain to apply for a timely little
"I wish I could glff rou as satisfactory
in account of public Affairs. You were
nore or less behind the scenes over here , ,
10 you know that to keep the machine go
ng is by no means an easy task. I have
; ept i * going , single-handed , for fifteen g
'ears , and though it's tbe custom to call
ne a mere adventurer , upon my word I a
hink I've given them a pretty decent gov-
irnment. But I've had enough of it by
low. The fact is , my dear Martin , I'm t :
lot so young as I TVHS. In years I'm not
nuch past middle age , but I shouldn't be
urpriecd if old Marcus Whittingham's
ease was pretty nearly up. At any rate ,
ay only chance , so Anderson tells me , is
o get a rest , and I'm going to give my-
elf that chance. I had thought at first
if trying to find a successor , and I
bought of you. But- while I Tras con-
idering this , I received n confidential pro-
losal from fhe old government. They
ycfQ very anxious to get back their prov-
nce ; at the same tire * , they were not at
.11 anxious to try conclusions with me
gain. In short , they offered , if Anreatn-
and would come bade , a gfrantee of lo-
al autonomy .ind full frwdom ; they
pould take on themselves * he burden of
he debt , and last , but not least , they
offer the present President of Ihe
epublic a compensation of $500,000. '
" I have not yet finally accepted the
ffer , btrt I am going ttt do BO obtain- tlU
as , as a naitter of form , the sanctkw &l U
tie Ajuaujjiiflu-jr. I h&ro atadt snera
c&w t Re , but in the public dooo-
tbe money J3 to staad at tfc * orif
ir.nl figure. Thfo reosgnisfen of y ser
vices , together with my little savings , will
make me pretty comfortable in MJ oW
age , and leave a consistence for mj
widow. Aureatflland has had a rum
alone ; if there had been any grit in tlw
people they would have made a nation of
themselves. There isn't any , and I'm not
going to slave myself for them any longer.
No doubt they'll be very well treated , and
, to toll the truth , I don't much c&ro if
1 they aren't. After all , they're a mongrel
"I know you'll be pleased to bear f
\ this arrangement , as it gives your old
j masters a better ciance of getting their
money , for , between ourselves , they'd nev
er have got it ont of me. At the riefc
of'shocking your reelings , I must confess
that yonr revolution only postponed the
day of repudiation.
"I hoped to have asked you some day
to rejoin us here. As matters stand , I
am more likely to come and find you ; for ,
when released , Christina and I are going
to bend our steps to the States. And we
hope to come so'on. There's a little diffi
culty outstanding about the terms on
which the Golden House and my other
property are to pass to the new govern
ment ; this I hope to compromise by abat
ing half my claim in private , and giving
it all np in public. Also I have had to
bargain for the recognition of Johnny
Garr'a rights to the Colonel's goods. When
all this is settled there will be nothing to
keep me , and I shall leave here -without
much reluctance. The first man I shall
come to see will be you. The truth is ,
my boy , I'm not the man Iwas. . I've puttee
too much steam on all my life , and I must
pull up now , or the boiler will burst.
"Christina sends her love. She is as
anxious to sec you as I am. But you
must wait till I am dead to make love to
her. Ever vour sincere friend ,
"MARCUS W. WHITINGHAM. "
As I write , I hear that the arrange
ment is to be carried out. So ends Ati-
reataland's brief history as a nation ; sc
ends ( he story of her national debt , more
happily than I ever thought it would. I
confess to a tender recollection of tha
sunny , cheerful , lazy , dishonest little
place , where I spent four such eventful
years. Perhaps I love it because my ro-
manca was played there , as I should love
any place where I had seen the Signorina.
( THE END. )
PRECIOUS STONES A8 CURE.
l'rcscril cfl as * Bledlclne Array
in the Second Ceninry.
Truly , among the ancient volumes
there are none wbicb yield better enter
tainment to tbe student of human na
ture and its foibles and follies than
those dealing with ways and means to
preserve mankind from ailments and
disease- , says tbe Westminster Gazette.
And though the prcseat day is said to
furnish better opportunities to tbe
quack doctor and. the valetudinarian
tban any former period in tbe world's
history , a glance through some of the
medical works of four or five centuries
ago shows that it would be diflicult to
bent some of tbe suggested cures and
We have come across some informa
tion gathered in an ancient volume tell
ing of tbe marvelous properties of pre
cious stones in curing disease. The
compiler of the volume tells bis read-
srs that In the second century , A. D. ,
a famous medical man cured King
N'ecbo of Egypt of digestive troubles
ay causing him to wear , tied around his
neck , "a dragon cut out of green Jas-
) er. " And whosoever wished for valor
ind daring had only to wear a diamond
ibout his person. "But if taken inter-
inlly in any sbape or form it is pols-
Ten centuries later an Italian med-
cal celebrity caused bis patients to
venr rubies "for to make them cautiou ?
ind to drive away idle and foolish
: houghts. " Taken internally , the ruby
cept the plague at bay and fortified
be system against all nianuer of dis-
'ase. ' The emerald , crushed to powder
md administered in docs from six to
liirty grains , was an infallible remedy
[ gainst colic , snake bites , plague an < !
'pileptic fits. Likewise it stopped bleed-
ng. strengthened the memory "aad
mnisbed the fear of ghosts and evil
pirits , " and seems , in fact , to have
seen a panacea against all ills , so tbat
me can almost read with approval of
his otherwise cruel system of crushing
nlo powder one of tbe most wonderful
its of color which nature can produce.
? he sapphire ran the emerald close for
emedial virtues , and in powdered form
strengthened the heart and cured run-
ilng eyes , " while tbe "strengthening of
be heart" was also a property of the
rusbed turquoise and the ruby.
Apart from tbe curative qualities
rhich each separate kind of precious
tone possessed there were various inix-
ures , mainly manufactured in France ,
or wbich fabulous prices were paid ,
.nd there was one remedy in particu-
ar , composed of a mixture of powdered
orals , pearl , sapphire , emerald , topaz ,
old leaf , silver leaf , grease of serpent ,
oad and unicorn , which was considered
s Indispensable in a household as food
An old French medical man writes
uat this powder , notwithstanding Its
normous price , is found in almost ev-
ry borne in France , especially In Prov-
nce and Languedoc. "But , ' he adds ,
the great popularity of the remedy Is
lie reason why there are thousnnis of
nitations , and it is a very rare thing t :
3 find a tiny pot of tbe real thing. " v
Among the properties of th tepaa
: as tbe invaluable one of Improving 1 !
ad temper , and one is syt ] to think u
liat la tbi > rpepi ; > ct it may , even in uo
ay or exploded "superstitions , " retain fi
: s power , especially if , inatead of being
eld "under JV nose" of tbe euffr "
presumably for Inhalation ) , it is p e- 5
ented in a dainty and artistic BeUft ,
Ireland's high-water mark ru popn-
ition was reached in 1874. She hnrl
ion 8.175,124 people. She aas
wer 'than 4,500,000
MRS. THAW ON THE STAND.
Wife of < l c Millionaire Prisoner la
"Wltnc.H.s for DcfenKC.
The Thaw-White tragedy does noi
constitute a new form of crime , nor
does it present any unusual underlying
causes. It differs only from innumera
ble commonplace murders in its set
tings , in the environment to which its
principals were accustomed , in tbe
clothing and the jewels which they
Yet , while tbe natural outgrowth of
sin must be tbe same in tbe case of tbe
rich as in the poor , it is undeniable tbat
the interest which bas pervaded the
trial of Harry Kendall Tbaw for the
murder of Stanford White is due pri
marily to the fact that murderer and
victim were ricb men. Beyond tbe
shadow of the Sing Sing deatb chair ,
beyond the mound wbicb covers the
clay of White , there is tbe glitter of
the Tbaw millions and the reflex of
the extravagance in which White , the
Petronius of our day , reveled.
Dr. C. C. Wiley , of Pittsburg , the
Tbaw family physician , who is con
nected with the Dixmount Insane Asy
lum , was called as the first witness for
tbe defense. Dr. Wiley , in response tea
a question by John B. Gleason of
Thaw's counsel , said he had devoted
his life to the study of insanity and
MBS. EVELYN NESBIT THAW.
served as an expert in a large numbei
of cases. Attorney Jerome took occa
sion to stir up Dr. Wiley by asking
him a maze of hypothetical questions ,
filled with medical terms. Each time
Wiley seemed to grow mere nervous
over the cross-fire questioning. Wiley
said he never heard of the "Romberg
test. " Jerome poked fun at him for his
"ignorance. " Jerome kept up the be
wildering fire until Dr. Wiley became
Evelyn Xesbit Thaw , wife of Harry
Kendall Thaw , charged with the mur
der of Architect White , was called to
the stand and told tbe story of her life
in an effort to save her husband from :
the electric chair. She declared she
saw White at the Cafe Martin early
in the evening of June 25 and that
she wrote a note to her husband in re
lation to White. This evidence later
was stricken out. The witness said she
refused to marry Harry Thaw in Paris
in 1903 because of an incident in her
life connected with White.
Mrs. Tbaw broke down and cried and
could hardly proceed as she related her
sxperience with White. Thaw sat with v
bis face buried in a handkerchief.
W ORK Of MANY i bpn bp
Q TATELEGISIATL8ES g
The Kansas Senate passed the bill to
ibolish capital punishment. o
Senator Littlepage of the Woet Vir- a :
; inia Legislature introduced a resolution
o investigate Standard Oil operations in
hat State and ascertain whether the com- ,
jany has a lobby at the capital.
The Missouri House of Representatives
Cuesday passed the anti-tipping bill , 88
o 39 , making it a misdemeanor , punish-
ible by a fine of $5 to $500 to give a a
ip to any waiter , porter or other ser- b
ant. S ]
ant.The lower house of the Tennessee Leg- c !
slature has passed a bill making it ob- fi
igatory for a judge , where a death sen-
ence is returned -with mitigating circum- ii
tances , to commute the sentence to life Si
The California Senate struck out the w
vcrds "whereas the President of the O ]
Jnited States is attempting to interfere' * N
a its resolutions on the Japanese school Nw
uestion , and inserted instead "federal
cvernment , " and then passed the resolu
ions denouncing such interference as un-
The lower house of the Missouri Leg-
slature passed a bill prohibiting the man- m <
lacture , sale or giving away of cigarets
r cigaret papers under a penalty of a ab
ne of from $50 to $200.
State Treasurer Berry of Pennsylvania
i a report to the Legislature has renewed ki ;
is charges that approximately $5,000- PI
00 v/as realized on the finishing of the
ew capitol. He saj-s duplicate payments
or the same work wore made to different i
contractors to the amount of $250.000 wi
r more , and that specifications were am-
iguouslv worded so as to prevent fair
CAWADA'S GOOD TIMES.
While it is well to heed every word f
of caution from the leaders in > commerce
and to avoid all
merce and finance ,
speculative ventures that lack a solid
business foundation , it is clearly evi
dent that- there is no conspicuous weak :
spot in Canada's present era of pros
perity. The Toronto Globe says : "Tb
Dominion has in a commercial sense
and our leading financial
plenty of money ,
cial institutions are in a position to
lend freely in the United States. The
chief productive enterprises of Canada
are not buoyed up by an era of danger
ous speculation , but are following sub
stantial business methods and finding
safe and continuous markets for their
goods. We are not bolstering up any
Industries by extensive export bonuses
that must impoverish the people as a
whole and ultimately lead to collapse
through the failure of the artificial aid.
There is no extreme protection in Can
ada such as would create great for
tunes for a few at the expense of the
general public and lead to disruption
"The prosperity of Canada has no
such artificial foundation , being based
on a healthy and substantial expansion
of trade and industry , with a proportionate
tionate extension of productive settle
ment to new areas.
"It Is true that we are borrowing
extensiwly for railway construction ,
but every line will bring new territory
within the limits of profitable occupa
tion , and will create prosperous settle
ments to bear the burdens and repay
the outlays. We are not exhausting
mineral resources , for it is quite rea
sonable to assume that , although min
eral wealth is never permanent , ours
will during the measurable future de
velop a far greater productive capac
ity than at present. Our timber wealth
can be made continuous by a judicious
policy. And agriculture , the real foun
dation of our prosperity , is expanding
with every new expenditure on railway
construction. We are not In the flush
of a railway mania that could bring :
Its punishment through the useless du
plication of lines. The gigantic rail
way enterprises that now stimulate ev
ery line of business In Canada will
create a new Dominion , and thus ren
der easy the heavy burdens of debt
now freely assumed. Canada's era of
prosperity has been unprecedented , but
there is no sign of weakness and no
cause for lack of confidence. While
our growth is normal and healthy , we
need have no alarm at its rapidity/ '
This article might have told of thr
growth that Is taking place in Central
Canada , where thousands of Ameri
cans have made their homes during the
past few years. The past calendar year
has given to Canada by Immigration
an addition to its population of 210,000.
Of this the United States contributed
33,781. The agents of the Canadian \
government , whose advertisement ap-
[ > ears elsewhere , say that this number
jvill be largely increased during 1907.
While exploring the grounds about
: he tomb of Washington a gentleman
lappened to see a lady of mature years
fvho , bathed in tears , was kneeling
Before an edifice some distance from
: he monument Thinking she was in
iome sort of distress the gentleman
> ffered assistance.
"No , sir ; thank you very jnucii , " said
he lady , "I am not in trouble , but my
) atriotic feelings overcome me when I
jaze'npon the tomb of the Father of
ils Country. "
"Quite so , " the gentleman replied ,
enderly , "I thoroughly understand ,
> ut my dear madame , you have made
L mistake. This is not the tomb of
Vashington ; this is an Icehouse. "
Of Interest to Women.
Every woman naturally should be
iealthy and strong , but a sreat many
romen , unfortunately , are not , owing to
he unnatural condition of the lives wa
Jad. Headache , backache and a general
ired condition are prevalent amongst the
romen of to-day , and to relieve these con-
ns > ? omcn rnsQ to the druggists for a
ottJe of some preparation
supposed to be
articularly for them , and containing
obody knows what. If they would just
pt a box of Brandreth's Pills , and take
icm regularly every night for a time , all
Jeir trouble would disappear , as these
"Is regulate the organs of the feminine-
rstem. The same dose has the same
Brandreth's " . , hm' lenS they are used.
Pills hare been in us * for
ver a century and are sold in every drug
Qd medicine store , plain
Sqnarlnsr the Account.
A practical joker of New York CItj
ells this story upon himself , and de-
lares tbat the experience cured hint
f his bad habit :
On my arrival at San Francisco , ai
joke I sent to a friend of mine al
ome , well knorrn for his aversion t
pending money , a telegram , wltk-
evidently was grafr
Ting to him , for about a week aftei
telegram an expss pack.
5e was delivered
my rooin , On
hich I paid | 4 for charges. Upon
penmg the package I found a laxgi
, freet Pavln& block , on which
pasted a card , which "
Miss Ascum What does "Hac jacef
ean On these old tombstones ?
Qd they used
times see ?
Have Been Perversity
Old Time Doctor
In your Judgment
iat ailed the patient ? ,
Assistant Lack of vitality
n till there wa3 scarcely -i
him , and still Be died.
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